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URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan logs $8.1 billion in trade deficit in February

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Japan logged a trade deficit of $8.1 billion in February, reversing a year-earlier surplus as a weaker yen pushed import costs up, government data showed Thursday.

The 777.5 billion yen deficit reversed a surplus of 25.9 billion yen in February 2012, finance ministry data showed.

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